My husband’s command center is the car as he commutes to work, but that doesn’t mean I never drive. I use the care for grocery shopping each week and I frequently shuffle the kids and myself around for appointments.
So, it’s time to spread zero waste preparations to our car (and maybe make it easier on my husband to participate in the zero waste lifestyle).
What Should Be in a Car Kit?
That, of course, varies from person to person and family to family. But here are some things I’ve included in ours:
– a coffee mug / travel mug
– a cloth napkin
– clean hankies
– a utensil kit
– shelf stable snack(s) (Nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and popcorn are a few ideas)
– Tupperware for collecting left-overs or compost while out
– spare shopping bags
A Year Later…
We seldom used the zero waste car kit. I definitely think it is important to keep spare shopping bags and a coffee mug inside the car because these were our most-needed items.
The hankies and water bottle tend to travel in our school bags, diaper bags, and purses.
The “food on the go” is actually a whole other kit I’m building because when we go out to eat, we do so en masse. I tend to keep a snack in my purse, though.
How About You?
How do you make your car more zero waste friendly? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time, keep that talk walking!